Global Political Islam

  • Evolution of Islamism Shows Adaptive Use of Modern Tools

    August 09, 2017

    The evolution and globalization of Islamism reveals the adaptive use of modern political and social tools aimed at replacing popular sovereignty and secular states with a transnational sharia-based order.

  • WIEF Aims to Expand Islamic Finance in Southeast Asia

    August 09, 2017

    The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), a foundational institution of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is moving to expand the footprint for sharia-compliant/compatible financial activities and services in Southeast Asia, building out from the Malaysian core to ambitious banking, trade, and investment programs in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Brunei.

  • Westernized Jihadi Vernacular Weaponizes Language

    August 09, 2017

    The emergence of jihadi discourses whose broad appeal is driven by the combination of Western vernaculars with Islamist militant theology complicates efforts to counter extremist Islamism in Western societies and weaponizes language to change ideas and behaviors.

  • UNESCO Advances "Inclusive" Textbooks in South Sudan

    August 08, 2017

    Following the country's development of its first national curriculum, the UN Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) supported a "capacity building workshop" in South Sudan on the production and evaluation of textbooks that aim to make children "tolerant and welcoming of others," in line with the UN agency's agenda for "global citizenship education."

  • Qatar-Saudi Imbroglio Highlights Problem of Islamist Patron States

    August 08, 2017

    The continuing standoff pitting a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf monarchies against Qatar, over the latter's alleged support for both Sunni radical propaganda and Iranian Shiite extremism, has revealed the reality of the dispute as a power struggle for control over competing voices of Sunni Islamist extremism by a cluster of patron states in the globalization of jihadist ideology and terror.

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